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The Amplifier’s 10 Best Cover Songs of 2010


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Ever since the Napster era, music fans have been accidentally mistaking "Teenage Dirtbag," the one hit by the band Wheatus, as a Weezer song. Perhaps not since Bruce Springsteen made Tom Waits' "Jersey Girl" his own has an artist been so well matched with another artist's track, and Weezer finally poked fun at the situation by delivering a crowd-pleasing rendition of the whiny tune at the Reading and Leeds Festival this summer. It's performances like those that make up The Amp's Best Covers of 2010. From Phoenix covering Bob Dylan to Robyn covering Prince, check 'em out:

Bryan Ferry's "Song to the Siren" (originally by Tim Buckley)

Cee Lo Green's "No One's Gonna Love You" (originally by Band of Horses)

Eddie Vedder - "Open All Night" (originally by Bruce Springsteen)

"Glee" cast's "Teenage Dream" (originally by Katy Perry)

Lissie's "Nothing Else Matters" (originally by Metallica)

Local Natives' "Warning Sign" (originally by Talking Heads)

M.I.A.'s "It Takes a Muscle" (originally by Spectral Display)

Phoenix's "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" (originally by Bob Dylan)

Robyn's "When Doves Cry" (originally by Prince)

Weezer's "Teenage Dirtbag" (originally by Wheatus)

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